247Sports will be the official online selection partner for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and the U. S. Army National Combine, it was announced Tuesday.
247Sports and All American Games said they have signed a long-term agreement involving 247Sports as the official online selection partner for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and the U. S. Army National Combine.
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is the nation’s premier high school football game, featuring 90 of the best high school football players in the nation. The game is held each January in San Antonio’s Alamodome and broadcast live on NBC, according to a news release.
The next U.S. Army All-American Bow will be Jan. 4, 2014 at 1 p.m. (Eastern) and will be broadcast live by NBC.
“The Army All-American Bowl is the premier event in football recruiting,” said Shannon Terry, founder and chief executive of 247Sports. “It is an honor for us to be involved with such a prestigious and iconic event, and we look forward to doing our part to continue it’s great history and tradition.”
The game has seen 238 participants drafted by the NFL – 63 of which were first-round selections and 49 of which were selected to the Pro Bowl. Notable alumni include Adrian Peterson, Andrew Luck, Jamaal Charles, Patrick Peterson, Ndamukong Suh, Eric Berry, Percy Harvin, Brian Cushing, Reggie Bush, Tim Tebow, D.J. Fluker, Barkevious Mingo, Sheldon Richardson and others, according to a news release.
“The U.S Army All-American Bowl is far more than just a game,” said Terry. “The lessons learned on and off the field during that week are invaluable, and all the prospects involved will make memories they will carry with them long after their football careers are over.”
”We are thrilled that 247Sports has joined as the online selection partner of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Their team’s collective expertise and knowledge of the high school football scene is unparalleled,” said All American Games President Rich McGuinness. “We are excited about the exposure and coverage they will bring to the Bowl game, the Army National Combine and all the athletes participating.”
In addition to the game, bowl week activities include community engagement activities; player and Soldier Hero challenges, a welcome BBQ; an Awards Dinner; U.S. Army Coaches Academy (featuring a seminar and on-field coaching clinic with NFL and NCAA Coaches); and the opportunity to meet and interact with soldiers from around the country.
About U.S Army All-American Bowl
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is owned and produced by All American Games, a New Jersey-based sports marketing and event management company. The U.S. Army is the title sponsor of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and American Family Insurance is the lead national sponsor and presenting sponsor of the telecast on NBC. Other national sponsors include adidas, San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, Gatorade, SKLZ, NCSA, School of the Legends, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Lockheed Martin, Xenith, Battle Sports Science, Oakley, NewTek and Football University. National sponsors of the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band include NAfME: The National Association for Music Education, Drum Corps International, Jupiter Band Instruments and DeMoulin Uniforms.
247Sports is an independent digital sports media company consisting of a network of market-leading college team sites and a team of national experts and reporters. Through innovative technology products and a focus on mobile platforms, 247Sports has become a leader in the ever-growing Recruiting category. Founded in 2010 by the former founders of Rivals.com, the company is headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn.